Thelma Faye Brenner

11 June 1926–16 March 2013 (Age 86)
Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thelma Faye

When Thelma Faye Brenner was born on 11 June 1926, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, her father, Christian Jannings Brenner, was 29 and her mother, Thelma Beecher Anderson, was 18. She married Max Angus Richins on 24 January 1946, in Allen, Indiana, United States. She lived in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States in 2007. She died on 16 March 2013, in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Max Angus Richins
Thelma Faye Brenner
Marriage: 24 January 1946

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24 January 1946
Allen, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · Marathon Dances at the El Monte Springs Resort

Age 2

After the Ogden Canyon Resort burned down in 1927, Entrepreneur A.V. Smith bought the land and rebuilt the resort in brick. Naming it El Monte Springs, the resort featured a large swimming pool and a grand ballroom where dances were held until it shut its doors in 1932. The resort is still open but is a gift shop and restaurant under the name Rainbow Gardens.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German brennen ‘to burn’, in various applications. Often it is an occupational name for a distiller of spirits; it may also refer to a charcoal or lime burner or to someone who cleared forests by burning.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller, from German Brenner, literally ‘burner’ (see 1).3 English: metathesized variant of Berner 2 and 3.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thelma F Brenner in household of Colwin J Brenner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thelma Fay Brenner in household of Christ Brenner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Faye B Richins, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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